It seems like someone is out to get Kaley Cuoco. Well, that or make her life miserable. Because with The Big Bang Theory‘s days coming to an end, people continue to ask the actress her thoughts on the show coming to an end in six short months and how she felt when she found out. And let’s just say that nothing’s changed since she found out in August.
“I sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and could not form words,” she told news.com.au. “We all did,” adding that everyone cried for a half hour, and there was a lot of hugging.
Creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre called the entire cast in for a meeting, which they all assumed was about a possible 13th season. Instead, he hit them with the sad news.
“It was definitely a surprise to me, and especially in that moment,” she continued. “I just didn’t know it was going to happen like that. I’ve always said if it were up to me, I’d have been playing this character at 80 years old. It’s taking me a minute to digest that it’s coming to an end.”
Kaley’s co-stars, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, were also in on the conversation, and Galecki admitted he’s also taking the news hard, saying the decision to end the show was “difficult … and we were all very, very emotional about it.”
He paused before continuing: “I’m getting emotional now talking about it. I don’t think anyone was in disagreement about it but that doesn’t mean that it was an easy conversation. There were a lot of tears and a lot of hugs. But even if we took the show to Season 35, that conversation is inevitable, and still would have been just as difficult and emotional.”
Galecki added: “Nobody really wanted to say it out loud but it was time to talk about it.”
It was Parsons who set this all in motion, though. “I just thought it was a good time to end the show,” he told news.com.au. And since Lorre has always maintained the show would never continue without the three main leads — Parsons, Cuoco and Galecki — then it was time to pack it in. “It’s going to be a major challenge, (but) I don’t consider myself overly sentimental.”
As for whether or not Penny and Leonard will start a family, Cuoco is unsure. “They’ve disagreed on having kids but now they seem to be on the same path, although she’s not ready for it now. We still don’t know what will happen, but I’m curious to see where they will end up because they’re in a good place now.”
Kaley did admit she “really hopes that [Penny] changes her mind” and wants to have children.
While the actors have no idea what will happen on the final episode, Galecki jokes that there better be a lot of tears involved. “I just hope whatever we’re doing in that last episode it justifies the characters all crying because I know the cast will be.” And so will we.